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Monday, September 30, 2019

Amid cancer treatment, Cassie Firenze crafted a lasting gift for her husband and son

Amid cancer treatment, Cassie Firenze crafted a lasting gift for her husband and son
A month before she died, Cassie Firenze wrote her last post for a blog on which she had documented her cancer experience for 18 months. In that final entry, she spoke about the ongoing home renovation that friends and family had pitched in on to help finish.

"Kitchen cabinets almost done, all tile delivered, lights on order, sink installed, appliances en route, colors chosen," she ticked off. "Dreams can come true!"

A longtime admissions director of the Shady Hill School in Cambridge, Mrs. Firenze died Aug. 28 in Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln, one day before the home renovation was complete. She was 45 and lived in Belmont with her husband, Angelo, and their 9-year-old son, Nico.

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